Former deputy commissioner of police, Delhi, was sentenced a two-year jail term on Friday by a special court, after being convicted for amassing assets disproportionate to his income.
Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna handed down the punishment to Bhupinder Singh Bola and also imposed a fine of R 5 lakh on the 1993-batch IPS officer.
He was convicted for offences under section 13(2) (criminal misconduct by public servant) read with 13(1)(e) (possession of disproportionate assets by public servant) of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.
Bola, who has been convicted in a 2001 case for amassing assets worth over R10 lakh disproportionate to his income, was granted bail on a personal surety of R 50,000.
Earlier in this case, the CBI had filed a chargesheet on the basis of a complaint that he possessed assets disproportionate to his income.
Raids were conducted at his residence and other places where several documents were recovered which showed that he owned one farmhouse, agriculture lands in villages, a flat in Mayur Vihar and two flats in Krishana Nagar.
CBI sleuths while conducting raid at Bola’s residence in 2001 found that he possessed assets worth over R 10 lakh.
The chargesheet read that the CBI had started trailing him from January 1989 to June 2001 when he was posted as Additional DCP North district. At the time of registration of the case, he was posted Managing Director, Pondichery Distilleries in June 2001. Most of the assets were acquired by Bola during this period.
The court said that Bhola is convicted for the offence punishable under section 13(2) (criminal misconduct by public servant), 13(1)(e) (possession of disproportionate assets by public servant) of Prevention of Corruption (PC) Act.